Windows Azure

I was both delighted and intrigued when Microsoft announced in Q4 of 2016 that Azure Analysis Services was available for community preview. I currently have several clients who don't want to add more on-premises infrastructure, but could clearly benefit from having a...

As an application developer, 2016 has treated me well. The year brought us new technology and platforms allowing our team to rapidly create software at a faster pace and with greater ease than ever before. 2017 is going to be a great year...

While building an ASP.NET Core app, I came across the question of how to override application settings after deploying to Azure. Here I will review how application settings are managed in ASP.NET Core and follow on through modifying those values after we...

Summary In part one of this post we created the (very) basic application and did all of the configuration steps needed to integrate Azure and Team Foundation Service so that we got continuous integration working meaning that any check-in of updated source code...

Summary This post is part one of a three-part post and covers the initial steps of getting a new Azure Web Site project configured with continuous integration with Team Foundation Service so that check-ins automatically trigger a new build and deployment to Azure....

Note: As of the July 2013 update to Azure it’s now possible to schedule backups of Azure SQL databases in the Azure Management Portal. See this announcement post for more details Summary Using Azure SQL Server hosted on Windows Azure is great option in many ways,...

The following are instructions for creating a VM on the Azure Preview site. The VM will be running Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter edition (64bit) with service pack 1 and SQL Server 2012. Demo assumes the user already has an Azure account. 1)...

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